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Al Gore Has Uncomfortable Past With The Tobacco Industry (Flashback to '96)
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 09/04/1996 | Joan Beck

Posted on 01/06/2013 12:33:24 PM PST by Kid Shelleen

Those delegates to the National Democratic Convention who were moved to tears by Vice President Al Gore's poignant story about his sister's death from lung cancer might not have been so misty-eyed if they knew about Gore's long and profitable relationship with tobacco. --snip-- He and his family made money by raising tobacco on their Tennessee farm for years - profiting from a product that killed lots of other people's sisters and husbands and parents and brothers and friends in a particularly vicious and cruel way.

They didn't stop when the surgeon general issued his sharp warning linking tobacco with illness and death in 1964, not until Nancy's tragic battle with lung cancer

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Originally published in Sept. 1996
1 posted on 01/06/2013 12:33:32 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Uncomortable? I believe the term is “inconvenient.”


2 posted on 01/06/2013 12:37:03 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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Algore is a whore. There is nothing he won’t do to profit from other people.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 12:46:49 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: newheart

Yep, there are some inconvenient truths in the background and activites of Al Gore.

But, none of this matters to liberals. Because Al Gore is liberal, he gets a pass on everything. Only conservatives/Republicans would be subject to criticism for anything like this.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 12:52:03 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kid Shelleen

Al Gore is a fat turd who has been attempting to scam the rest of us for years. He learned at the knee of his crooked, immoral father who made money by representing a Communist Russian agent while they were killing millions. The man is lower than rat crap and I hope he rots in hell.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 1:00:29 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: newheart

Inconvenient indeed.Liberals always want to do “The right thing”as long as they use other people’s money or it costs them nothing personally.If it’s gonna cost them personally,then they get all bent out of shape.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 1:01:10 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kid Shelleen

And now he has millions in oil money.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 1:02:12 PM PST by BinaryBoy (GOP: New leadership NOW!)
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To: llevrok

but whores still need clients.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 1:03:09 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Pelosi owns a winery....why should Al Gore feel bad about tobacco?


9 posted on 01/06/2013 1:03:23 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This should win him some new supporters on FR. ;’)

Thanks Kid Shelleen.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 1:24:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: newheart

Didn’t I just hear on the news the Al Gore pushed the sale of his TV interest to Al-Jezeera into 2012 to save taxes? What a crook on many fronts. Doing business with terrorists!!!


11 posted on 01/06/2013 2:06:49 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Kid Shelleen
Much of the profit in tobacco acreage comes from USDA "allotments" based on owned acreage some baling-wire statistics....

IOW -- Many "farmers" from Virginia to Tennessee would get paid very well by the gub'mint NOT to grow a crop in certain years...
... or to grow only small amounts of acreage.

Those who learned to game the system back in the day were considered the gentry who never topped the plants or had to sucker a single leaf.

Cha-chingggg.... $$$$$....
(Courtesy of US Taxpayers)

12 posted on 01/06/2013 2:26:13 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: llevrok
"I hear Al Gore took a Viagra pill." "He got 3 inches taller"

Larry the Cable guy.

13 posted on 01/06/2013 2:32:35 PM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: painter
I don't care who you are. That's funny right there!

The same aforementioned Laurence Cable du Guy

14 posted on 01/06/2013 2:54:15 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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